Solar Fire Tomato
Known for bearing heavy loads of medium-sized red tomatoes, even in the summer heat.

Solar Fire Tomato

4.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

  • Fruit size: 8 to 10 oz
  • Matures: 75 days
  • Plant spacing: 24 to 36 inches apart
  • Plant size: 4 to 5 feet tall
  • Plant type: determinate

No, it’s not a hot tomato, but if you need a tomato that can set fruit in summer’s heat, try Solar Fire. Known for bearing heavy loads of medium-sized red tomatoes, Solar Fire can be planted in spring or at midseason to extend the harvest into fall. Resistant to fusarium races 1, 2, and 3, as well as gray-leaf spot, it has what is needed to get through the dog days. If the season is rainy, Solar Fire resists cracking to assure a good harvest. You’ll see this variety on our shelves a little later in the planting season as heat becomes an issue with tomatoes.

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available at your local stores, as we select and sell varieties best suited to the growing conditions in each region.

Reviews

6 reviews for Solar Fire Tomato

  1. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    These were the BEST tomatoes we’ve ever grown!! They had the best flavor, best yield, no cracking, bugs/worms didn’t seem to like them, thin skin, delicious through and through! The only disappointment was that it’s not offered this early (March) in the season – I’ve checked two different big distributors. I’ll try again mid summer and replant. They lasted until our huge freeze in mid-Febuary with minimal plant covering to protect from frost.

  2. :

    Summer of 2014 was the first year for growing these amazing tomatoes…

    I’ve tried just about every single tomato that Bonnie delivers and this and the Juliette were the first ones that I longed to eat. I grew up in Niagara Falls – the fruit belt of Ontario. Every Summer, the farmers would load their trucks with the day’s pickings and mum would always buy bushel baskets of tomatoes…

    I was always looking for tomatoes that reminded me of the ones I’d had in my childhood and, until now, none ever did. I never intentionally purchase determinate plants and didn’t realize that Solar Fire is so, I didn’t properly plant it… too close to my other tomatoes and I did not provide enough support to this stocky plant.

    The plants grew so fast and so huge that the stocks broke – MY FAULT… The tomatoes were ready before most of the other types I’d planted. The fruits were ginormous, the skins thin and the flesh tender and juicy…In the past, I’ve purchased at least 6 new varieties each year…. Summer of 2015, we will only be planting Solar Fire and Juliette…

    I can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Best tomato ever!: I just loved them! Excellent for our hot weather! Looking to buy seeds because I could find any locally last year!!

  4. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    its my 1st year growing tomatos . : i grew 5 types of tomato this year. 1st year growing them. love them not a lot of care needed and i let them spread out like most ppl . stake when tomatos almost hit ground. have 16 on 2.5 foot tall plant most at harvest has been 6 to 8 oz. i plan on cloning 5 more next year.

  5. Taste:
    1 out of 5

    Yield:
    1 out of 5

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    Doesn't grow: I bought this because it was advertised as heat resistant. It was already potted in a caged pot and had blooms on it when I bought it (in late April). I fertilize the plant regularly and I water twice daily, ensuring that the soil stays moist, however this plant hasn't done anything. The initial blooms dried up and died and now half the plant is dried leaves and flowers. The only thing that looks healthy on this plant is the stalk and the soil. Very disappointed.

  6. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Solar Fire is the best tomato I've grown: These tomatoes are easy to grow and yield lots of fruit. They are very meaty and are absolutely delicious. My brother said “this is the best tomato I've ever had!”

  7. Taste:
    3 out of 5

    Yield:
    1 out of 5

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    Low yeild,does not grow tall like other tomato plants: Be sure to strategically place this plant if planting it with other tomato plants as it does not grow very tall, the 3 I planted only got to about 2 1/2 feet. I did not expect this so 2 of the 3 got shaded by the nearby tomato plants, but that didn't matter, the one that got full sun was still short and yielded only a few tomatoes. All the other Bonnie Plants had a good to very good yield. Disappointed in this variety.

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